Gardening Australia episode 6 2019

Gardening Australia episode 6 2019

In Gardening Australia episode 6 2019: Sophie Thomson gets a visit from a butterfly expert, Costa Georgiadis and Millie Ross travels to west Arnhem land, Josh Byrne dives into a seagrass revegetation project and Jerry Coleby-Williams talks Cats claw creepers.



Gardening Australia has always provided practical, trustworthy and credible gardening advice to inspire and entertain. Join Costa Georgiadis and the team as they traverse the country unearthing the best gardens.


Gardening Australia episode 6 2019


All a Flutter

With the help of an expert, Sophie learns how to grow the ultimate native butterfly habitat in her garden


Gardening Australia presenters answer commonly asked gardening questions:

Why is my plant yellowing?

JOSH: When moving a potted plant from indoors to outdoors, you may find that the foliage starts to yellow off. This is because leaves will grow to their conditions – inside the conditions are generally mild, the temperature consistent and the light is less harsh. Once these plants are moved outside, dramatic changes in temperature and light availability can see leaves yellow off, either due to the cold slowing down the foliage, or due to sun scorch. If the plant itself is suited to outdoor conditions, they will adapt over time, and the new foliage will grow to those conditions.

What are the brown dots on my citrus?

JANE: On this occasion, the small, brown dots prolific over the surface of both citrus fruit and the foliage are scale. The visible part of the scale that we can see is the hard “shell” or dome that the sap-sucking insect creates to protect itself – there is no damage to the fruit at all. Scale can be treated using a horticultural oil, or you can up the backyard biodiversity and try to encourage some ladybeetles – they are voracious predators of scale.

Can I espalier unconventional fruit trees?

JERRY: Essentially, an espaliered tree is one that has been pruned and shaped to present horizontal branches coming from a main stem and is readily achievable for fruits like apples and pears. Once the horizontal branches are “laid out”, maintaining the shape of these trees is very easy given their perennial flower buds and is as simple as a prune back to an appropriate bud each year. The difficulty with espaliering “non-conventional” trees like mangoes is that their flowers and fruit are not produced in the same way, meaning an espalier would be nowhere near as productive. These trees can certainly be hedged or trained flat but there may be a reduction in productivity.

Parsnips in The Patch

Tino plants parsnips at the patch and shares some tips for planting success

What Lies Beneath

Josh takes to the sea to learn how experts are regenerating and restoring seagrass meadows

Handy Herbs

Jane shares how to grow your cool weather herbs in a handy herb baskets

Sharing the Stories

Millie and Costa travel to Injalak arts centre in West Arnhem land, to learn how plants have always formed a central part of this creative community

An Im-purr-fect Plant

Jerry discovers the hard work being done to stop a weed of national significance in its tracks

Living the Life

Guest presenter Hannah Moloney meets a couple swapping successful careers in science for a cranking market garden

Jobs for the Weekend….8th March

Seasonal advice on jobs to do in the garden this weekend


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